CBSE Class 8 English Revision Worksheet Set B

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SUMMARY OF THE CHAPTER

During 18th century, British east India Company was extending its power in worldwide. That time Indian princes were fighting each other. East India Company subdued Indian princes one by one. During the period of 1765 to 1836 India had to witness many incidents. Untouchability, child marriage and other social evils existed in Indian society. The people were superstitious also. The British imposed heavy taxes on farmers so that farmers had to abandon their fields. The east India Company’s law began to cripple Indian industries. Ram Mohan Roy, a learned person from Bengal understood what was wrong with this country.
He was attracted by science and modern knowledge. He went to England and fought for the justice of India. But the British continued to oppress Indians In 1818 they had passed regulation III, under it, an Indian could be jailed without trail in a court. During 1835-56 Thomas Macaulay suggested some change in Indian Education. They taught Indians their language. By 1856, British had conquered the whole India. Some Indian soldiers in east India Company were ill pleased with the attitude of East Indian Company. A soldier named Mangal Pandey attacked the regiment and executed. In 1857, a violent revolt was out broken. The rebellion spread wider. Many landlords lost their lands, because of the British policies . Many rulers like Begum Hazrat Mahal of Lucknow, Maulvi Abenedulla of Faisabaad, Tantya Tope aroused the people of India to fight against British Raj.

Word meanings:-
1) Glimpse - a brief look at something
2) Martyrs - a person who sacrifices life for the sake of his country
3) Scorned - strong feeling
4) Abandon - leave permanently
5) Despise - hate
6) Opinion - personal view
7) Suspicious - not able to trust
8) Despirate - absence of hope
9) Deceived - to cheat
10) Upsurge - a sudden forceful flow

Very short word answers

Question. The ruler who fought pitched bettles against the British and died fighting.
Answer : Kunwar Singh

Question. The person who wanted to reform the society.
Answer : Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Question. The person who recommended the introduction of English education in India.
Answer : Lord Macaulay

Question. Two popular leaders who led the revolt .
Answer : Maulvi Ahmedulla of Faizabad and Peshwa Nana Saheb

Question. Two examples of social practices prevailing then.
Answer : Untouchability and child marriage

 Short Question Answers

Question. Do you think the Indian princes were short-sighted in their approach to the events of 1757?
Answer : Yes, the Indian princes were short-sighted in their approach to the events of 1757.As they only thought about their kingdom and they wanted to defeat the nearby king with the help of Britishers.

Question. Two oppsessive policies of the British.
Answer : British officers drew large amount of salaries than Indians
* They could may fortune in private business.

Long Question Answers

Question. How did the East India Company subdue the Indian princes?
Answer : The Indian princes were constantly at war with each other. They called the English merchants to help them in their fights. The people had no peace due to such constant fights. The rivalries helped the East India Company subdue the Indian princes one by one.

Question. Quote the words used by Ram Mohan Roy to say that every religion teaches the same principles.
Answer : According to Ram Mohan Roy, “Cows are of different colours, but the colour of their milk is the same. Different teachers have different opinions, but the essence of every religion is the same.”

Question. In what ways did the British officers exploit Indians?
Answer : To earn quick profits, the British imposed heavy taxes, thereby forcing the Indian farmers to abandon their fields. They decided to do away with import duty for goods manufactured in England. This crippled the Indian industries. In 1818, they passed Regulation III. Under it, an Indian could be jailed without trial in a court. All the time British officers in India drew big salaries and also made fortunes in private business. By 1829, Britain was exporting British goods worth seven crore rupees to India. The British prospered on the Company’s loot, while the Indian industries began to die.

Question. Who is artisan ? Why do you think the artisan suffered ?
Answer : An artisan is a skilled manual worker who crafts items that may be functional or strictly decorative. The artisan suffered because the British were extracting very high taxes which ruined them economically. Moreover, machine - manufactured goods imported from British were sold extensively, which ruined the business of the artisans' hand made goods.

Question. What do you understand by the company's superior weapons?
Answer : Technologically, the East India Company was far superior to the Indian Princes who were constantly at war with each other. The Englishmen had access to better quality weapons. This prompted the Indian Princes to seek their help in their fights. These internal rivalries helped the East India Company subdue the Indian Princes one by one, and finally gain control over the whole India.

Question. Four reasons for. The discontent that led to the 1857 war of independence.
Answer : (i) Untouchability and child marriage
(ii) The British decided to do away with import duty on goods manufactured in England. This severly affected Indian industries.
In 1818, they passed Regulation III. Under it, an Indian could be jailed without trial in a court.
(iii) They lost their old jobs and lands. They were being converted by the British.
(iv) Discontent was brewing amongst the Indians They felt that their Kings who were supposed to be their protectors were mere puppets in the hands of the British. They lost their old jobs and lands. Taxes continued to ruin the peasants. There were discontent in the East India Company's Army too. The white soldier got huge pay, mansions to live in and servants, while the Indian soldiers got a pittance and slow promotions. Few Englishmen had cared to understand Indian customs or the people's mind. The relief sentiments of both Hindus and Muslims were also hurt. The grease on the bullets they had to bite was made from the fat of cows and pigs.

NOTE Do the above mentioned exercises in a copy or on a paper.

(SAY NO)

My Vocabulary

1. Favorite        6 Suggestion 
2. Wise            7. Realize 
3. Courtiers      8. Against 
4. Jealous         9. Refused 
5. Discussion   10. Reversed 

Question. Who was king’s favorite and why? 
Answer : Gopal was king’s favorite because he was very wise.


Question. Who were king’s courtiers (drbwrI) and ministers jealous of and why?
Answer : They were jealous of Gopal because he was king’s favorite.

Question. What did the courtiers ask the king to do?
Answer :The courtiers asked the king to say ‘No’ to Gopal whatever he said.


Question. What discussion ifskSn (crcw) was going on in the court ?
Answer : How to help the people in the kingdom to become more intelligent.

Question. What was Gopal’s suggestion to make the people intelligent?
Answer : To have a discussion on some topic every day.


Question. What did Gopal realize when the king said ‘NO’ to whatever he said?
Answer : Gopal realized that the ministers had made some plan against (ivru`D) him.


Question. What did Gopal request the king to give his courtiers and ministers?
Answer : Gopal requested the king to give five hundred gold coins to his each minister.


Question. What made the courtiers sad? 
Answer : The king said ‘No’ to Gopal’s request to give the ministers five hundred gold coins. 


Question. Why did the ministers and the courtiers run away? 
Answer : Because the king refused to forgive them.


Question. How were the jealous courtiers taught a lesson? eIrKwlU drbwrIAW nUM sbk ikvyN imilAw ?
Answer : Gopal reversed (aultw pw dyxW) their plan and taught them a lesson.



Section A (Reading)

1. Read the passage carefully:-

Since the lineage of investigative journalism is most directly traceable to the Progressive era of the early 1900’s,it is not surprising that the President of the United States at that time was among the first to articulate its political dimension. Theodore Roosevelt called investigative reporters ”muckrackers”, after a character from John Bunyan’s ”Pilgrim’s Progress” who humbly cleaned ”the filth of the floor.” Despite the misgivings implied by the comparison, Roosevelt saw the muckrackers as “often indespensible to the well-being of society”.

There are in the body politic, economic and social, many and grave evils, and their is urgent necessity for the sternest war upon them. There should be relentless exposure of and attack upon every man, whether politician or businessman.

Roosevelt recognized the value-laden character of investigative journalism. He perceived correctly that investigative reporters are committed to unearthing wrongdoing. For these journalists, disclosures of morally outrageous conduct maximize the opportunity for the forces of “good” to recognize and do battle with the forces of “evil”.

So, the current folklore surrounding investigative reporting closely resembles the American ideal of popular democracy. Vigilant journalists bring wrongdoing to public attention. An informed citizenry responds by demanding reforms from their elected representatives. Policymakers respond in turn by taking corrective action. Partly a product of its muckracking roots; this idealized perspective is also an outgrowth of the commonly perceived effects of exposes published in the year 1970’s.The most celebrated of these exposes were the news stories that linked top White House officials to Watergate crimes. These stories were widely held responsible for the public’s loss of confidence in the Nixon administration, ultimately forcing the President’s resignation.

On the basis of reading the above passage answer the following questions:-

a) The passage suggests that Roosevelt’s choice of name for investigative reporters reflects his belief that______________________________.

b) The term ’folklore’ and ‘idealized perspective’ suggest that the author of the passage would agree with ___________________________.

c) The author of the passage refers to the report on the “Watergate crimes” primarily as an example of ____________________.

d) The phrase ‘unearthing wrong doing’ would imply __________.

e) The brand of journalism discussed in the paragraph is based on the assumption that ___________.

 

Section B (Writing)

2. Draft a poster on the occasion of ‘Women’s Day’furnishing with the slogans in about 50 words.

3. You are Pravin / Prabha. You are sad to think that a number of children are made to labour at ‘dabhas’ and other eatries and are badly treated. Express your feelings in a diary entry in about 50-60 words.


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